SWITZERLAND, MAY 22 – President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over the last Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of his first term on Wednesday.
Buhari, who arrived from holy pilgrimage to Mecca last night, is due to be sworn in for a second term on May 29 in what is expected to be a low key event. The major celebrations have been shifted to June 12, which is now the Democracy Day.
There are also indications that there will be a cabinet reshuffle as soon as the president is sworn in and many of the current ministers may lose their jobs. All these make Wednesday’s meeting more ominous and emotional than usual.
“I want you all to leave this meeting proud to have served your nation to the best of your ability. You should be proud to have been part of the Government that liberated the local governments previously under Boko Haram rule,” Buhari said to his ministers, who have served under his government for 4 years.
Also, the outgoing Ministers got a few minutes each to speak: reminisce, highlight their work.
Today’s Echo gathered that Buhari has given directives that the ministers will work in their capacities until May 28, the eve of the inauguration.